Winter 2018

Getting London Ready for the Transition to Connected, Automated and Shared Transportation

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Michael Hurwitz

Transport for London’s Transport Innovation Director Michael Hurwitz illuminates a successful approach to fostering a "sandbox" for new mobility platforms that equitably serve the city.

Accelerating Seamless Urban Mobility Technologies & Services: Transdev CEO Yann Leriche

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In advance of LA CoMotion in Downtown LA, Leriche provides an update to the public-private partnerships that Transdev is successfully implementing with LA Metro, in Detroit, Nassau County, and New Orleans.

MWD’s Kightlinger: A WaterFix for California’s Delta is Long Overdue

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Jeff Kightlinger

In an exclusive interview with VX News, Metropolitan Water District General Manager Jeff Kightlinger explains the current status of the WaterFix project and what can be expected as the agency considers taking a majority stake in the infrastructure project.

Is California Ushering in the Electrification of All Transportation?

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Mary Nichols

VX2018 brought together electric vehicle leaders to discuss the future of zero emission mobility, right after California Governor Brown announced a new target to get to five million electric vehicles by 2030.

AltaSea Emerging as Global Ocean Institute in L.A. Dedicated to Building a BlueTech Economy

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Dr. Sandra Whitehouse

VX2018 covered the progress of AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, an innovative project aimed at fostering a new ocean-focused "BlueTech" economy and increasing educational opportunities for Southern California.

Steve Westly: Global Shift to Cleantech Has Already Happened

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Steve Westly

Former California State Controller and investor Steve Westly addressed the VerdeXchange 2018 Conference to illustrate how the new Internet of Things data-driven economy is evolving from the oil and auto industry economy, lifting innovation to irreversible heights around the globe. Westly explains how California is playing a crucial leadership role.